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Yedlin: My defending is better under Benitez

22 Feb 2018
DeAndre Yedlin and Rafael Benitez

Newcastle United full-back says manager has improved his understanding of balancing offensive and defensive work

DeAndre Yedlin says his defending has greatly improved under the tutelage of Rafael Benitez.

On Saturday Newcastle United will visit an AFC Bournemouth side who like to attack down their left flank.

But the Newcastle right-back feels he has gained a better understanding of how to balance his offensive and defensive contributions after working with Benitez.

“[The tactics are] based on what the coach likes and prefers but defensively I’ve just got a better understanding of when to go, when to stay, how aggressive to be and realising what is around me,” Yedlin said in an interview with Joe Prince-Wright of NBC Sports.

“It’s the whole understanding of the game which has become better, and that comes with maturity and experience.”

Yedlin's full NBC interview


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